In lots of ways, visiting somewhere like Gerroa on an early autumn evening is like being an outside observer of the scene. I look for moments through my lens and when I see one, I capture it. I was photographing the gulls on the beach as they were gathered in much larger numbers than usual, as I was lining up my shot I saw a little girl running down the beach to chase them. And I thought to myself, you know what, I’d rather she got to chase the birds than I got my shot. So she ran around and through them having a great old time and then she and her parents wandered off and the birds returned to almost exactly the same spot and I got my shot anyway. The universe has a way of working things out.